A Moscow band hunting for heads. For scientists’ heads
In Moscow, there is now a real hunt for science, to be more exact for scientists’ heads.
Only upperclassmen write to Okno newspaper
Vladimir Vetrov from the city of Yekaterinburg is the 18-year-old
web-editor of an interned edition for upperclassmen, who is at the same
time second-year student of Ural State University’s Journalist Faculty.
Being only 18 years old, Vladimir has already 40 publications in
different editions. In addition to his journalist work for Okno
newspaper, he works for Okno-Media corporation advertising agency,
covering Dragotsennosti Urala bank, Ural financial holding and Bely Kit
trade net. PRAVDA.Ru correspondent asked Vladimir Vetrov several
No more troubles with Gusinski and Berezovski
There will be no more troubles with Gusinski and Berezovski, at least
in the field of mass media. As well as there will be no disorders with
freedom of speech in the country. The Kremlin seems to cross out
Gorbachev-Yeltsin epoch’s heritage and heirs.
PRAVDA.RU introduces new columnist
PRAVDA.Ru is proud to present to you our newest columnist, Mr.
Tomislav Sunic. Mr. Sunic is a writer and former political science
professor in the USA. He is also a former Croatian diplomat. Mr. Sunic
now writes from Europe. His first column, "Intellectual Terrorism," can
be found at http://english.pravda.ru/letters/2002/02/09/26322.html. We look forward to Mr. Sunic's interesting articles, and we are sure that you, our readers, will also enjoy them!
Friendship with Afghanistan will be paid for with tanks and armored troop-carriers
Tomorrow, Afghan Defense Minister, General Muhammad Fahim is expected
to arrive in Moscow. The main subjects of the planned negotiations will
be questions of military and technical cooperation.
John Rusnak became scapegoat
scandal around the 750 million dollars that disappeared from Allied
Irish Banks is continuing. The Banks’ leadership hastened to declare
37-year-old John Rusnak, trader for foreign currency operations, the
main suspect. However, it was discovered that Rusnak was too quickly
declared the swindler. First, he did not hide himself while being
searched for. He was in Baltimore with his family.
Paris: Multilateral approach to ballistic missiles
Washington’s growing unilateralism is balanced by a new approach – a
multilateral discussion between 73 countries in France on how to
achieve equilibrium in the question of ballistic missiles.
One suicide every 40 seconds
is one of the few species to commit suicide. UNESCO’s statistics paint
a depressing scenario of a species which cannot provide for the
happiness of its own kind.
Brazil: Dengue epidemic puts Carnival in doubt
epidemic of Dengue fever has so far infected 18,000 people in and
around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Capital of Carnival, as the politicians
blame each other.
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Vietnamese became 5 cm taller within 25 years, Mentally unbalanced
man imagines himself Russia's President, Was it really a pretzel?
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Two deserted paratroopers were eventually killed
The investigation originally set forth several versions of the events.
Pursuant to one of them, the soldiers, who were serving for a fixed
period of time, Almaz Shageyev and Mikhail Sukhorukov went to the
republic of Tatarstan to get 300 thousand rubles back – the money that
someone owed Shageyev
Outlawed foreign female refugees are subjected to sexual violence in the Netherlands
Our correspondent Irina Malenko reports from the NetherlandsThe
foreign women, who were refused in obtaining the political shelter in
the Netherlands, and waited for the repeated consideration of their
files, are subjected to sexual violence
Four Russian helicopters crashed in Chechnya over 12 days
catastrophes have taken place in Chechnya recently with the helicopters
of the Russian federal forces. Mi-8 and Mi-24 choppers are one of the
most efficient means for the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya,
but they are worn out, they should be repaired very often, and there
are no effective measures to control the quality of the defense
technology in the republic
Exercises In Wishful Thinking – Balkans in Empire's Shadow
the past several weeks, news from the Balkans have grown scarce,
overshadowed by reports of disasters elsewhere and apprehensive
analyses of the Emperor's Big Speech from last Tuesday. Alas, this does
not signal the arrival of peace and prosperity, but merely a calm
before some new storm can arise.
George Bush envious of Messiah’s fame
The concern of the US administration for the human rights may hamper
George Bush’s visit to China. In any case, the White House has set up a
claim that is to be obligatory for realization of the visit. The White
House wants Bush’s appearance before the Chinese audience and a joint
press-conference with the Chinese leader to go on the air
Cubans make business at the Guantanamo base
Cubans do not seem to be unhappy about the captive Talibs at the
Guantanamo base. They positively treat the horror of the prison camp on
the island of their own, they have even derive profit from it. The
local newspapers are full of ads, offering the excursions to the
borders of the American base
“Velvet revolution” starts in the Middle East
“velvet revolution” starts in the Middle East. The authority of
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has been called into question. Talks
about his possible successors have become more frequent. A secret
meeting of Ariel Sharon with representatives of the Palestinian
administration, after which he made a sensational statement about
uselessness of further contacts with Yasser Arafat and recent
unflattering statements of Washington concerning Arafat are parts of
one scheme aimed at removal of the Palestinian leader from the
The USA killed another Bin Laden
CIA headquarters received the information, which said that there had
been three people noticed in the area of Zhawar-Kili district, not far
from the Tora Bora fortress
Border to be closed again. Thanks heavens!
a special sitting carried recently by federal inspector from staff of
RF President’s Plenipotentiary in the Southern Federal District, Viktor
Novikov, it was noticed that about 80 percent of illegal migrants from
Asia penetrate to Volgograd region through Russian border with
Russians to be provided with the right for self-defense
On Friday the State Duma passed amendments to the Criminal Code that
are to increase the rights of the Russians for self-defense. For
example, a new norm has appeared: “if an attack has posed a threat to
the life, the harm to the assailant can not be treated as a crime.”
Peace Now. Now?! Well, Maybe Later – How the Peace Camp 'Vanished'
last couple of weeks have witnessed a real awakening of the Israeli
peace camp. This heterogeneous camp was beaten ideologically by the
purported "generous offer" made by former PM Barak, whose belligerent
legacy, as we argued earlier, consisted (of hundreds of victims and) of
telling the world that "there was no partner for peace".
Russia and Japan need amicable treaty
and Tokyo have failed to understand each other once again, such is the
impression of Russia’s Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov after his visit to
Japan. The main problem of misunderstanding concerns ownership of the
four Kurile islands. On Thursday, February 7, a traditional day of the
northern territories was celebrated in Japan. And Japanese politicians
have made statements on the problem. But nothing new was reported at
that. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
spoke once again about signing of an amicable treaty and return of the
islands to Japan
Greek authorities are under the Hague’s thumb
Greek government yield to pressure of the Hague Tribunal and of world
community. In Athens, after Carla del Ponte’s demand, a decision was
taken to partially stop implementation of the law about bank secret.
UN to turn Chernobyl into tourist Mecca?
In Ukraine, a new UN report about situation around Chernobyl nuclear
power station is being broadly discussed. The report proposed a
radically new point of view upon the help to millions of people who
turned out to live in the zone of radioactive fall-out.
Cambodia: Monarchy in question as Hun Sen sweeps to victory
Prime Minister Hun Sen has swept to a landslide victory in Cambodia’s
local elections, gaining him international standing. The elections were
disastrous for the Monarchists.
USA: Next stop, Columbia
is the next stage of the USA’s global conflict against terrorism.
Financial aid to Columbia to fight drugs trafficking is now being used
against the left-wing rebels, FARC.
Middle East: Rift between USA and EU
Ariel Sharon tries to convince George Bush that Arafat is a spent
force, the European union disagrees with Washington’s Middle East
Science goes into battle
Latest tragic events connected with Russia scientists seem to have
really stirred up Russian society. One hardly could be indifferent to
what has happened with Vladimir Dobrenkov, dean of sociology faculty of
Moscow State University, or with Andrei Brushlinski, director of
Psychology Institute of Russian Academy of Science. Many people who
earlier supported liberal ideas now believe the death penalty should be
again introduced in the country to put an end to the existing
situation. PRAVDA.Ru already wrote that professor Dobrenkov’s demand to
cancel moratorium on the death penalty had been supported by more than
100 professors of Moscow colleges. According to sociological poll’s
results, carried out in Moscow by Research Institute of Moscow
Humanitarian and Social Academy, overwhelming majority of Moscow
citizens - 89 percent – support cancellation of the moratorium. For the
time being, Moscow keeps composure. While open letters, appeals
addressed to the authorities are still arriving…
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Interview with Elena Drapeko
PRAVDA.Ru had an interview with a wonderful woman, a Russian actress,
whose roles will always be in the history of the Russian cinema, Elena
Drapeko. Now Elena is a deputy of the Russian parliament, deputy
chairwoman of the State Duma committee for culture and tourism